Funeral services for Elizabeth “Betty” McEwen age 81 of Clark Street in Ogdensburg will be held on Saturday (Jan 15, 2011) at 1:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Laurena Wickham-Will officiating. Burial will be in the spring at White Church Cemetery in Lisbon.
Calling hours will be held also on Jan 15, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Mrs. McEwen died Wednesday evening, Jan 5, 2011 as a result of a fall at her home.
Surviving are two sons, Lloyd McEwen of Oswego, Mark McEwen & his wife Jan of Herndon, VA; a daughter, Carol Sovie & her husband Richard of Waddington; a sister, Sandy Bouchard & her husband James of Massena; a brother-in-law, RJ Vernsey of Ogdensburg; grandchildren, Todd Molz, Ross, Daniel & Kerri McEwen; great-grandchildren, Emma, Charlie & Oliver Molz, along with nieces, nephews & cousins.
Mrs. McEwen was predeceased by her husband Bert, a daughter, Sue McEwen and a sister, Jackie Vernsey.
She was born on October 20, 1929 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Edmond & Helen (Marshall) Sargent. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1947 as the Salutatorian of her class. She married Wilbert H. McEwen on Jan 4, 1948 at the Ogdensburg Baptist Parsonage with Rev. Kelly as the celebrant.
Betty was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husbands plumbing & heating business for several years, and was a former Deacon and faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg. She enjoyed her volunteer work at St. Vincent DePaul, reading, exercise class, feeding stray animals and spending time with others.
Memorial contributions have been requested to the SPCA; Ogdensburg Rescue or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com